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. obama in contrast has had to work with a narrow democratic majority in the senate and with an opposition party, the republicans in control of the house for the two years since january 2011. well, what about ronald reagan? president of the united states two successful four-year terms. on the domestic front, he enacted a major economic recovery package followed by an overhaul of social security. and in his second term, reagan gained a major tax reform. on the defense front, republican president reagan again with the help of the rity presided over a major increase in the defense budget, congress presided over a major increase in the defense budget, the defe including straby millions of protesters here and abroad. also commander in chief reagan gained secret aid for freedom fighters in central america, the quote unquote contras. in his second term reagan negotiated a nuclear arms control treaty with our then by senate. enemy the soviet union ratified by a democratic center. in republican reagan could work with democrats controlling both the house and for two years the senate, why can't presi
to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. senator barack obama, march 16, 2006. >> it is not good for obama. he waslso knew tt his te wou not make difference. >> come on. he said what he said pier do not cover for him. >> people do different things at different times. >> there is a deeply depressing column by david brooks in "the new york times" that says the era of the grand bargain, as he calls it, is over. there was a feeling over the past couple of years that both sides would cut taxes and raise entitlements and get a grand bargain. that seemed to be a lost opportunity. obama seems to be moving away from it, congress may have squabbled over the debt ceiling, but they are not going to deal with the essential problem in a meaningful way. >> i am reading a book on lbj. jack kennedy was having the same problem with congress. everything was being sidetracked, they were not going anywhere. >> that is true. i would say this, as far as what senator obama said in 2006, consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds. if there was a different attitude. we have raised the
the senate congratulations, president obama. -- i would like to say congratulations, president obama. you've been through a lot. i would like to say congratulations to president obama. host: a caller on our independent line. caller: i am talking about the first inauguration of president obama. i decided to go to gettysburg warfield and actually hear the ceremony. i was standing along there. it was very cold. the senator from california introduced president obama and she used one phrase. my question is, the civil rights movement or the war responsible for the change? host: a couple of headlines. obama aware of second term perils. also from "the arizona republic," how will the president govern across america's to buy. -- divide. from the boston "sunday globe," still talking about change anytime of broken politics. a caller on a republican line. -- our republican line. we will go to a caller from greensboro, mississippi. -- greens go, mississippi. -- greensville, mississippi. caller: i want to say congratulations to the president. host: this part of the white house is closed to vehicular tra
. evererything was being sidetracked. >> that is true. i would say this as far as what senator obama said in 2006, consistency is the hobgoblin of small mes. but there was a different attitude. we have raised the debt ceiling 70-plus times. the congress has voted to do it. there was always a sense of we are not going to vote e to rai the other guys debt ceiling but there was always the understa that we would provide the votes in the final ananalysis. the president's party y did that. right now, what you have is a situation where the republican party is reduced to its lowest standing in the history of "the wall streeeet journal" nbc poll. the only thing that is worse is john boehner, 18% favorable. this is not a formidable parker. >> "politico" spoke to some unnamed republican leaders and they said that party leadaders have appeared to shut down the government to make a point. they may need to shut dowjust to get out of the system. we may need to do that for member-management purposes so that they can show their constituents they are fighting. get it out of the system kept? this is not a gastroint
faithfully. >> prepared to take the oath, senator? >> i am. >> i barack hussein obama -- >> there you saw it. so you have done a lot of work, a lot of reporting, a lot of research, jeffrey. what happened? >> it is actually fairly simple story. john roberts is someone who prepares fastidiously for everything in his life and he prepared for this as well. he prepared a card. he -- which i think we have behind -- we have a copy of it, 'cause it's in my book. and in that card, he parsed out precisely how the words would be broken -- would be broken up. do we have the card there? let's see. that is the redo, that photograph there at the white house the next day. anyway, he divided up the words and put it on this card. this card was then e-mailed to a secretary on the congressional committee that was supervising the inauguration. that secretary never forwarded the card to the obama transition office, so, obama didn't know how roberts was gonna divide up the words. what happened was if you listen very carefully is that obama interrupted roberts, after he said his name. "i, barack obama -- i barack h
. >> are you prepared to take the oath, senator? >> i am. >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear that i will execute the presidency of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [cheers and applause] [fanfare sounds] ♪ [playing "presidential march"] [cannons firing] [cheers and applause] >> it is my great honor to present the 44th president of these united states, barack obama. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "obama"] >> thank you. thank you. my fellow citizens, i stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. i thank president bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. 44 americans have now taken the presidential oath. the words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. yet, every so often, the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging sto
president of the united states, william jefferson clinton and senator hillary rodham clinton. [applause]♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the children of the vice president elect. >> ladies and gentlemen, the doctors of the president-elect, malia obama and sasha obama. [applause] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady, mrs. laura bush. >> [crowd chanting "obama"] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, mrs. michelle obama and dr. jill i didnbiden. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, the honorable george walker bush. with senator mitch mcconnell, house republican leader representative john boehner, and secretary for the minority, david chapa. ♪ >> has deputy sergeant at arms, senator harry reid, house majority leader. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president elect of the united states, joseph r aydin junior -- r. biden junior. [crowd chanting "obama!"] >> ladies and gentlemen, accompanying the president- elect, the committee for inaugural ceremonies, the senate sergeant at arms, gainer, wilson living good, chairman of the joint congressional committee on inau
majority in the senate we're talking about arkansas, alaska, north carolina and so forth. and if obama wants to pursue an aggressive agenda in the second term, he can't afford to lose the senate and not have either the senate or the house. >> you know, dan, i agree with you about the one essential here, that is economic growth. the president can't come close to finding his ambitions with 2% growth and he can't come close to raising middle class incomes which have been falling since the economic recovery started, without getting growth to 3, 4%. that will see, that seems to me to be what will determine whether or not his second term is ultimately a success. >> and facts historically low in the first term if he doesn't get it up it's not going to happen, paul. >> i agree with you, dan. >> when we come back a 26-year-old computer hacker commits suicide after a federal indictment that could have put him behind bars for decades. supporters say that aaron schwartz w w w w w ♪ so, i'm working on a cistern intake valve, and the guy hands me a locknut wrench. no way! i'm like, what is this, a
think it is interesting to have a republican senator calling president obama combative given the nature of in congress and how the senate has blocked and pushed them into a corner. i think there is some room for the president to reach out to members of congress more, build those relationships more. have one-on-one meetings with them, do golfing with them, but we have to keep in mind that when we came into office, his leadership style was consensus. that is at the heart of this man. what is unfortunately happened, republicans have said, we're not going to come to the take and participate. we're going block and be the party of no. so you have to go to executive actions or executive orders. that is not how government should work. hopefully they will... ford, you know that the republicans have blocked everything. he has at the point where he has to take executive actions. >> and 2nd amendment. president obama won less than 42% in the last election. i'm telling you there are a lot of senate democrats who prize the second amendment and if they go against it they are not going to win the elect
patrick leahy. then life inauguration coverage including the swearing in of president obama and your phone calls. >> joining us on "newsmakers", senator patrick leahy. thank you for being with us. joining us is a congressional reporter for "the new york times." let me begin with the comments made this past week as the president outlined his gun strategy. he made a passing reference to violent in media. you said you want to take a closer look at that part of the debate. how can congress legislate morality when it comes to gun violence or movies? >> movies and television and what not the response and not the congress. it to be family members, parents. with my grandchildren there are programs that are not allowed to watch. i think that is right. we should be doing more of that. the industry has to ask itself how glamorous do they make killings, at the same in a movie. there's nothing glamorous about somebody being killed. i was at a number of murder scenes when i was a prosecutor. there's nothing glamorous about that. i worry about people glamorizing it. the issue has been rais
in an extraordinary circumstance. >> it is something senator graham has done before but not to either the president obama's supreme court picks. he says absent glaring extremism republicans have a duty to defer to the president. >> you cannot expect to lose the election and still get to control who goes on the court. you can push back if it is an extreme pick but elections have consequences. >> consequences that last far beyond one or two four-year terms. >> any president should think about the mark he is making on the judiciary because it is one of the most fundamental legacies you leave, the justices you appoint, the lower court judges will it is for decades longer than you serve as president. >> no justices have publicly hinted at leaving the retirement watch heats up near the end of e term in june when they could step down. >>bret: the defining moment is the inaugural address. we are told it will be forward-looking. aides say it will emphasize the founding values. tenth, chief washington correspondent on what we have heard before and will likely hear tomorrow. >> the more things hope and change
for republicans even though president obama was the united states senator representing illinois, he likes to work around congress. on dealing with congress, roy blunt says he needs to be realistic. >> he speaks in general terms. he likes the executive order approach a lot better than the legislative approach and you can't get that far with executive orders. you've got to legislate, you don't control the whole congress. >> reporter: he says with a divided government. republicans controlling the house, democrats controlling the senate and obviously the white house, there is an opportunity to get big things done. >> eric: the president's allies and staff saying about this, any change? >> reporter: essentially what they are saying he will use inspirational words to try to motivate the country. tomorrow lab general layout of what he wants to do over the next four years, where he wishes to take the country. when he does the state of the union address he'll get in more detail. here is david plouffe. >> he is going to talk about our political system to resolve all of our disputes, but it does require to
to take the oath, senator? >> i am. >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear that i will execute the presidency of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [cheers and applause] [fanfare sounds] ♪ [playing "presidential march"] [cannons firing] [cheers and applause] >> it is my great honor to present the 44th president of these united states, barack obama. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "obama"] >> thank you. thank you. my fellow citizens, i stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. i thank president bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. 44 americans have now taken the presidential oath. the words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. yet, every so often, the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. at these
reminds me when i read that of the comment during the last election from then senator now president obama about people clinging to their guns. and bill clinton saying politically you need to be careful with this. >> bill clinton grew up in arkansas and knows this kind of stuff in his bones. he knows the danger that it can present to the democratic party. they have lost mid terms in the past because of the gun issue. al gore, clinton talked specifically about al gore taking an unpopular side of a gun issue in colorado, lost colorado and lost the presidency. also democrats are concerned about this issue for 2014. in the senate you have red state democrats up for reelection in alaska and arkansas and montana, in south dakota. and in laz. a bunch of red states and they are very worried about taking positions that will lose the seats. >> take a look at a couple of polls because the numbers are interesting. this one says in the debate on guns which is more important to protect they asked the people that were polled. 51% said the constitutional right to own a gun and 40% said citizens to be prot
mr. obama got less than 42% of the votes, the republicans need to control the senate six seats. >> so how hard does he push this, cokie? >> i think he pushes parts of it. the assault weapons ban is obviously a huge problem and that's what most people are pushing back against. although it is interesting with the increased number of women in congress that it might have a better shot than 1994, 29% of republican men voted for the assault weapons ban and almost 70% of republican women. so you could see a difference because of that. but i think that background checks, waiting period, you know, the biggest gun violence is suicide. and to put in a waiting period could help with suicide. >> rick, how do you -- >> so i think you could start to see some movement on those aspects. >> how do you think republicans should play this? >> i think we should stick to our guns and, you know, george reminded me of something i said to him back in '94 when i ran for the senate in pennsylvania. he said, how am i going to win? i said, guns. i don't think -- i think it's an even more important issue for people
. this was history. it was defining. let's remember the grand irony is if president obama as a state senator doesn't get up and go on the record opposing the war on iraq, it's hard to imagine he wins that primary. that was the key to the fact that he then became president of the united states. >> with consensus of opinion in hyde park at that moment. >> exactly. what you would do as a state senator from hyde park and i think he believed it. >> you had the conservatives, the realists who intellectually were saying this is the wrong war. it was on the one hand a safe position, but also once it became nationalized rather than just this moment, it was brave. >> that is good. the end of the war in iraq, the start treaty is like an a-15 type thing on the newspaper. it's incredibly important. nuclear weapons are massively destructive, dangerous things. we have way more than we need, ever, as does russia. over quite a bit of opposition extending political capital. >> and crumbling infrastructure. >> it's a big accomplishment. the record on afghanistan, you know, he ran on adding more troops to afghanistan
much and when he was in springfield for the senate, so, now that they're in one place i think it's a particularly special time. >> michelle obama says she doesn't go into the west wing very often. i mean, what role does she play in terms of policy? she must discuss things with the president, obviously. >> well, sure. we would often say she is where policy and people intersect. we spent a lot of time getting out into communities as opposed to staying in d.c., where she would have the opportunity to meet with people, parents, teachers, military families, learn what's going on in their lives and bring that back to d.c. so that she could help contribute to and ensure what the president is working on is in line with what people really need. she's not sitting around the table as the policy, but she's not a senior adviser, she's his wife and she's deeply committed to what she's working on. >> you looked at families growing up in the white house before. how does her role differ or similar from other first ladies? >> obviously, a great deal of influence with your spouse. the president of
. i sat next to senator majority leader. and there was a supporter for obama passing out buttons like these to everyone who is on the plane. things are already getting underway this morning. the first event was joe biden, who was just sworn in at the naval observatory by justice johnia sotomayor. >> so help me good. >> -- so help me god >> reporter: later, the president will be sworn in, in a private ceremony. it is in the constitution that the big event takes place on the 20th. yesterdawas a national day of service which is an addition for martin luther king day which takes place tomorrow. the president and first lady helped do repair work at a local school. >>> there were quite a few balls and events going on. we stopped by the inauguration bash and i dot to speak to nancy pelosi and john garamandi, to find out what they need to do to reese deuce bipartisanship. >> we will get one more, 50 new democrats and our message to them is to reach out to the republican colleague and try to find common ground. >> i hope we can pull this off. the country has to move beyond the artificial chri
? >> ultimately, short. two tools that are very real and very powerful coming up. obama has tried to demonize the debt ceiling. okay. set it back with a condition. okay democrats in the senate. you have not passed a budget in three years. the reason why the democrats have control of the senate is that harry reid has said democratic senators in the witness protection program with ever -- whenever budget issues come up. twenty democrats are up for eltion in 2014. half of them should not be coming back of the continue to vote with obama on tax and spend crazy debt policies which is what they have been doing. i think it is very important for the american people to see what the senate has not done and to force them to act but that. gerri: you sure can't act -- argue with that. the senate has not passed a budget and 1,361 days. let me get a comment. it would stop pay to members of congress if they don't do some of these things, if they don't get a budget resolution. you in favor of that? >> i think it's a good idea for two reasons. senators have not been doing democratic leaders have not been doing
obama traveling secretary. pepper talking about filibuster reform and senator udall has been one of the most outspoken voices about that and there's agreement that the conversation has moved. there's an awareness of just how dedysfunctional things have grown but there's still resistance. i want you to talk about where that resistance comes from both from republicans and democrats and from people in washington more broadly. >> sure. you ask about the issue in terms of senator reid and where he's at. one of the things we need to remember is five months ago he came to the floor and he said, the reformers, tom udall and jeff merkley and others, were right. i was wrong. we should have changed the rules. and so there's nobody more determined, i think, than harry reid to do this. and the thing that is important to me is that he's chosen the constitutional option to do it. at the beginning of a congress in the first legislative day, you can take 51 votes, cut off debate and adopt the rules. and so really what we're talking about here is 51 votes. we'd love to have republicans but we have
at how obama spoke and wrote, especially before he was president, when he was a senator, even before he was a senator. he was a remarkable literary talent. this was a guy who was a very good writer, the sort of person who could be competing in sort of the top ranks there, and as he has become more of a public figure and sort of had to dilute his message to make it more accessible to a wired audience, he's just become so much less interesting from a literary perspective than a political perspective. >> do you think after a while that folks, with any president, any speaker or public figure for that matter, they become desensitized after a while? i mean, if you hear someone, as my grandma would say, new broom sweeps clean. initially you see. >> i don't know that one. >> well, i don't have 20 minutes to explain all of my grandmother's cleverization to you, but, no, all seriousness, i think it sunounds like what we' saying is oh, my god, this is revolutionary, and now you hear the president, you know, every day and some of the newness has worn off. >> are we looking for literary here? i don'
's hard to not like someone who says they like you." you talk to senators and congress mep as you know, and they feel barack obama doesn't like them or is at least indifferent to them. and so you have all of these conflicts in negotiations, and they end-- look, the president has the upper hand now and will for some time, but you know-- condi rice knows so well-- any negotiation you need to leave the opponent with their dignity. and their-- and the president's going out aed sticking his finger in their eye. >> well, you know, dee dee it even goes beyond that, what bob says that republicans feel like the president doesn't like them. you hear some people say he-- he really doesn't like the whole process. he didn't like kind of getting his hands dirty with negotiations and stuff. he likes to look at it in a more abstract way. is that true? >> well, it certainly-- you know he's a politician who doesn't love politics. it's not sure he likes the art of politics and that's a problem >> how you can be a good politician if you don't like politics? >> i think it's created challenges for him. he h
to abraham lincoln. >> are you prepared to take the oath, senator? >> i am. >> reporter: on the very same lincoln bible president obama used a
mentioned, most senators do show up. this is seen usually often as a non-partisan event and so yes, senator mccain was there in 2009. >> athena jones, thank you very much. we appreciate it athena. >>> so as president obama enters his second term, how are we doing as a country? how are we doing as a country? you will see what some people are thinking. >>> plus, one republican says that president barack obama has a king complex. our cnn contributors weigh in. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you don't have to be a golf pro to walk like one. ♪ when you walk 10,000 steps a day, it's the same as walking a professional golf course. humana. health and well-being partner of the pga tour. humana. a hybrid? most are just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. try capzasin-hp. it penetrates deep to block pain signals for hou
guesten and the party lines with former wisconsin senator russ feingold, new england, susan page and ron brownstein. i'm candy crowley and this is "state of the union." >>> good morning on an historic sunday here in washington, d.c. president obama will take the oath of office for his second term after this morning in a private ceremony at the white house. the constitution requires that he be sworn in by noon, january 20th. vice president joe biden was sworn in a short time ago, justice sonia sotomayor administering the oath. the president and vice president have just arrived at arlington national cemetery where they will place a wreath at the tomb of the unknown of. we will bring that ceremony to you live when it begins. president obama's public swearing-in takes place tomorrow on the west front of the u.s. capitol. we are told in his inaugural speech he will not include any new proposals or call out, if you will, any of his political opponents. arlington that's your, you see the president and vice president, what has become a tradition, which is to go to the to tomb of the unkn
a terrific professor, i did an oral history with him. his interview is on the senate website. >> i majored in politics. my question today, is a reasonable believe that president obama's second term will be similar or different from his first, considering that the same economic crisis still exists, even though you mentioned that the second inauguration is traditionally about more specific, what you want to talk about, now that he no longer has to run for reelection? >> second terms have been filled with totally unpredictable things. franklin roosevelt, you would think he was completely in charge. the first thing he did was asked for support to increase the size of the supreme court. richard nixon took the oath of office after winning a huge victory in 1972. in 1973, he was on top of the world. a year-and-a-half later, he was resigning because of the watergate scandal. there are a lot of things that you cannot predict. you hope that president after the first term are much more in control of what is going on, but circumstances are going to be beyond their knowledge at this stage of the game.
gathered here at the mlk memorial. tomorrow is mlk day and the inauguration of barack obama's second term. we will have the parade and inauguration, our live coverage starts at 7:00 a.m. eastern. and now to the family's lunch breakfast. some of them spoke at the event, including senator elisabeth warren and a senator tammy baldwin. nancy pelosi also addressed the gathering. the 113th congress consist of a record 120 women serving in the house and senate. [applause] >> it good morning, everyone. thank you very much. good morning, everyone. thank you. this being a sunday morning, i want to begin by saying this is the day got has made, let us rejoice and be glad. let us rejoice and be glad as we gather here in the white house, barack obama is being sworn in officially as the president of the united states. [applause] that earlier this day, joe biden was bork -- was sworn in as vice president of the united states. and tomorrow, it will be ceremonial, but today it is official. what a great day. and at what a great day that we are celebrating emily's list's success and strength in numbers. wome
the president likes to drink. we have a bunch of cookies, michelle obama's cookies are right here. >> right now, david gregory is thinking what a bunch of touris tourists. >>> on the eve of the president's second inauguration, two big issues, guns and the debt. two senators squaring off. plus, our political round table on big challenges facing the president in his second term. lester? >>> you know when you come, you'll see the little statue of liberty. a reminder, live coverage of president obama's swearing in just before noon eastern time. >> tomorrow, our inauguration coverage continues tomorrow beginning on "today." >>> i'll see you back here >> it's a day ravens fans have been waiting for. game day. so whatever superstitions united on game d-- you have on game da sure you follow every one of them. because it is on. a live report from fox borough. >> we are live in terry hall with a huge group of ravens fans ready to cheer on the game tonight. live report coming up. >>> a cold front tracking through the northeast. fortunately we are expecting it to come through mostly dry. we
for and for people to filibuster, not threat tone filibuster and gum up the gears of the senate. >> speaking of gear, let's change gears to the speech tomorrow while we have you. charles, what about this message that he is going to bring -- how tough will it be for president obama to knock down president obama the first time and to still touch chords that raise the country up as his aides seem to say he is going to do tomorrow. >> within a week of this inaugural, he said publicly that republicans are suspicious of government's activity in relieving hunger among the young and the poor. you sort of have to wonder what kind of tone he's going to have. i think what we will look for in the inaugural, i expect it will be from a loft perspective, historral and not in any way partisan. but i would like for any indication of that. i think his state of the union address will be highly partisan and reflect the attack on republicans that he has carried out since the election day. the inaugural is a place where you have to do the malas toward none that -- and he sees himself, i think, in many ways as sort of an
the senate republican leader said his chief job was to make president obama a one-term president. it is responsible for the gridlock in the chamber for the last two years or so. i would set one interesting thing about the numbers is that president obama's approval records right now is exactly the same, i think it is the same as bush's was as he began the second term 49% approval. interesting parallels, the republicans are just as unhappy with president obama as democrats word with president bush in 2005. there are parallels between parties by giving the other guys a chance. maybe that is a cause or a result of splits media today. it is worth noting the opposition has been consistent the party's over the decade. what would be most interesting would be if the caller mentioned the president had the agenda. one thing i should have mentioned in the list of things on the agenda would be seen through his health-care law. it is a very important that he was the president and this to see the implementation when disco in 2013. there are a couple of court challenges on the contraceptive mand
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